What makes dental implants different than other tooth replacement solutions?
- Posted on: Oct 15 2019
Sometimes patients are not aware that there are many options to choose from when addressing tooth loss, including dentures or bridges. However, with the use of dental implants, patients can enjoy a long-lasting alternative that is strong and secure. Dental implants are in high demand for many reasons, and continue to offer a permanent solution to replace missing teeth.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium tooth root replacement. These restorations are designed to last forever, created from a metal that is bio-compatible with the body. The implant itself is affixed into the jaw bone during oral surgery. The abutment, or the top portion, of the dental implant is then restored with a crown, a denture, or a bridge, depending on the patient’s specific needs.
Benefits of dental implants
There are several advantages that dental implants provide, including the following;
Improving your appearance – when dental implants are restored with a porcelain restoration over the top of the abutment, they look just like natural teeth. These restorations blend in seamlessly with your smile and can provide a beautiful alternative to metal restorations.
- Smart investment in the smile – while dental implants are more costly than the alternatives, they are a smart investment in one’s smile. Dental implants can last a lifetime, and are rarely unsuccessful during the initial placement when treatment is performed by an experienced dental implant surgeon.
- Full functionality – dental implants function just as a natural tooth once did, thanks to the strong bone foundation provided by the jaw.
- Long-lasting repair – patients love using dental implants because they are known to last a lifetime with proper care and attention. No other restoration has the longevity of a dental implant.
- Versatility – dental implants can be used to replace one, several, or all the teeth in the dental arch. This versatility makes them a popular option for patients who are seeking the replacement of one or more teeth.
Dr. Lenny Slepchik offers implant dentistry
Our practice is ready to help patients in downtown Montreal address tooth loss with state-of-the-art, modern solutions. If you are interested in implant dentistry, schedule an appointment by calling (514) 875-7971 ore emailing us at [email protected] today !
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